Strongylodon elmeri merr.

Woody vine with rather thick stem. Leaves 3-foliolate, alternately arranged along the stem. Inflorescence c. 18⎼60 cm long, the nodes of the inflorescence (brachyblasts) compact; flowers jade green, with a pointed apex, each c. 2.2⎼3.2 cm long. Fruit pod ellipsoid, but compressed, 4⎼8 cm long, 2.5⎼4 cm wide. Seeds reniform, dark brown; hilum linear, to 1.7 cm long, with white spongy tissue.

Fernando, E.S., V.B. Amoroso, D.N. Tandang, C.I. Banag, A.B. Lapis, W.S. Gruèzo, F.P. Coritico, F.A. Pollisco Jr., A.M. Palijon, M.D. Ching, F.P. Lansigan, C. Garcia-Francisco, N.M. Lita, A.M. Tagtag, & J.L. De Leon. 2021. Threatened Plants of the Philippines. 147p. Biodiversity Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Quezon City, Philippines. ISBN 978-621-96498-0-3 (softbound)
Huang, S.F. 1991. Strongylodon (Leguminosae-Erythrininae), a revision of the genus. Wagenigen Agricultural University Papers 90-8, 1–74.
Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona, & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co’s Digital Flora of the Philippines.

Strongylodon Elmeri
  • Leaves with midrib not extended into tendril.
  • Flowers not specialized; roots without velamen
  • Woody Plants, trees or woody vines
  • Woody vine; leaves trifoliolate
  • Inflorescence short, up to 60 cm long; nodes of infrorescence compact; fruit pods ellipsoid, but compressed
  • Angiosperms
  • Plants producing true flowers and fruits for sexual reproduction